This book unveils the effects of various environmental conditions namely; chloride, temperature, oxygen, carbonation and moisture on the corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete through extensive experimentation and modeling for the environment variables that have been overlooked in the past research. A semi-experimental-theoretical approach has been adopted for modeling. The enhanced corrosion model being in close agreement with the experiment results predicts the corrosion rate and potential of steel in concrete for mass and energy transport through porous media with good accuracy and precision. Influential parameters on prediction of corrosion in RC structures involving the severe environmental loadings are experimentally determined and numerically discussed through parametric study. Appropriate parameters for material modeling of corrosion on the basis of present computational scheme are successfully identified by experimentation conducted in this book.
I am a Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. I worked as asst. professor in U.E.T, Lahore, asst. Driector/S.D.O in Ministry of C&W (Buildings and Raods Deprtment) and now working as asst. Professor in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. I have been to more than two dozen countries around the world, have more than 100 publications including books, research papers in journals, magazines, conferences, technical reports etc. and received severl awards, medals, scholarships, prizes, distinctions and honors throughout my academic and professional career.